Martin Sheen narrates this moving and fascinating documentary following an Irish human rights organisation, Front Line Defenders, as their head Mary Lawlor goes to Guatemala to visit one of the people they support.
Dr. Yuri Melini was shot at point blank range outside his mother’s house in 2008. He was hit seven times and spend 68 days in intensive care. Even though he recovered, his life remains in danger. However that has not deterred him from his work to protect Guatemala’s natural environment and indigenous people. Both are in danger from the seemingly endless mining and logging corporations which are devastating the land.